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Small Craft Advisory

Statement as of 5:55 PM CST on January 23, 2017

Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 24, 2017


... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until midnight CST
tonight...

* winds... northwest 18 to 23 knots with higher gusts through
this evening.

* Seas... 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet late.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds or frequent gusts
of 20 to 33 knots and/or seas of 7 feet or higher are expected to
produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced
mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should
avoid navigating in these conditions.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:07 PM CST on January 23, 2017

Expires 9:45 AM EST on January 24, 2017


... NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Perry County Mississippi
tornado event...

.Runnelstown, MS tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 7.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 4:05 am CST
start location: 1.3 miles WNW of Runnelstown, MS
start lat/lon: 31.38006734, -89.14514009

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 4:13 am CST
end location: 5.5 miles NE of Runnelstown, MS
end lat/lon: 31.41937511, -89.03423301

Survey summary: the tornado entered extreme NW Perry County, MS from
NE Forrest County 2 miles WNW of Runnelstown, MS and continued to
move NE at 45 to 50 mph before lifting 5.5 miles NE of Runnelstown.
Two main areas along the path had significant damage, with EF-2
category winds between 111 to 125 mph. One was located on pumping
station Road 1.3 miles NW of Runnelstown, and the other 2.7 miles NE
of Runnelstown along Cole drive. Significant tree damage and
sporadic power lines were downed along the track of the tornado.

The National Weather Service in Mobile would like to thank the Perry
County emergency management agency for their assistance in the
survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


307 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Perry County Mississippi
tornado event...

.Runnelstown, MS tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 7.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 4:05 am CST
start location: 1.3 miles WNW of Runnelstown, MS
start lat/lon: 31.38006734, -89.14514009

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 4:13 am CST
end location: 5.5 miles NE of Runnelstown, MS
end lat/lon: 31.41937511, -89.03423301

Survey summary: the tornado entered extreme NW Perry County, MS from
NE Forrest County 2 miles WNW of Runnelstown, MS and continued to
move NE at 45 to 50 mph before lifting 5.5 miles NE of Runnelstown.
Two main areas along the path had significant damage, with EF-2
category winds between 111 to 125 mph. One was located on pumping
station Road 1.3 miles NW of Runnelstown, and the other 2.7 miles NE
of Runnelstown along Cole drive. Significant tree damage and
sporadic power lines were downed along the track of the tornado.

The National Weather Service in Mobile would like to thank the Perry
County emergency management agency for their assistance in the
survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.



307 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Perry County Mississippi
tornado event...

.Runnelstown, MS tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 7.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 4:05 am CST
start location: 1.3 miles WNW of Runnelstown, MS
start lat/lon: 31.38006734, -89.14514009

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 4:13 am CST
end location: 5.5 miles NE of Runnelstown, MS
end lat/lon: 31.41937511, -89.03423301

Survey summary: the tornado entered extreme NW Perry County, MS from
NE Forrest County 2 miles WNW of Runnelstown, MS and continued to
move NE at 45 to 50 mph before lifting 5.5 miles NE of Runnelstown.
Two main areas along the path had significant damage, with EF-2
category winds between 111 to 125 mph. One was located on pumping
station Road 1.3 miles NW of Runnelstown, and the other 2.7 miles NE
of Runnelstown along Cole drive. Significant tree damage and
sporadic power lines were downed along the track of the tornado.

The National Weather Service in Mobile would like to thank the Perry
County emergency management agency for their assistance in the
survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.



1033 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Updated NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Choctaw County Alabama
tornado event...

.Choctaw County, al tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120 mph
path length /statute/: 15 miles
path width /maximum/: 800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 4

Start date: 01 21 2017
start time: 5:14 am CST
start location: 2.8 miles southeast of Gilbertown, al
start lat/lon: 31.847599, -88.290451

End date: 01 21 2017
end time: 5:29 am CST
end location: 15 miles northeast of Gilbertown, al
end lat/lon: 31.99628, -88.10702

Survey summary: the tornado first touched down on Clark Road and
continued 15 miles to the northeast to the Choctaw and Marengo County
line. 4 homes were destroyed, including 2 Mobile homes. Another 20
structures experienced varying degrees of damage, some of which included
major roof damage. The most significant damage was located on Chapel HIll
Road, wimberly Road, and Pleasant Hill Road.

We would like to thank Choctaw County Ema and the people of Choctaw
County for their time and assistance with this survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


1033 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Updated NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Choctaw County Alabama
tornado event...

.Choctaw County, al tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120 mph
path length /statute/: 15 miles
path width /maximum/: 800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 4

Start date: 01 21 2017
start time: 5:14 am CST
start location: 2.8 miles southeast of Gilbertown, al
start lat/lon: 31.847599, -88.290451

End date: 01 21 2017
end time: 5:29 am CST
end location: 15 miles northeast of Gilbertown, al
end lat/lon: 31.99628, -88.10702

Survey summary: the tornado first touched down on Clark Road and
continued 15 miles to the northeast to the Choctaw and Marengo County
line. 4 homes were destroyed, including 2 Mobile homes. Another 20
structures experienced varying degrees of damage, some of which included
major roof damage. The most significant damage was located on Chapel HIll
Road, wimberly Road, and Pleasant Hill Road.

We would like to thank Choctaw County Ema and the people of Choctaw
County for their time and assistance with this survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.



1033 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Updated NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Choctaw County Alabama
tornado event...

.Choctaw County, al tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120 mph
path length /statute/: 15 miles
path width /maximum/: 800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 4

Start date: 01 21 2017
start time: 5:14 am CST
start location: 2.8 miles southeast of Gilbertown, al
start lat/lon: 31.847599, -88.290451

End date: 01 21 2017
end time: 5:29 am CST
end location: 15 miles northeast of Gilbertown, al
end lat/lon: 31.99628, -88.10702

Survey summary: the tornado first touched down on Clark Road and
continued 15 miles to the northeast to the Choctaw and Marengo County
line. 4 homes were destroyed, including 2 Mobile homes. Another 20
structures experienced varying degrees of damage, some of which included
major roof damage. The most significant damage was located on Chapel HIll
Road, wimberly Road, and Pleasant Hill Road.

We would like to thank Choctaw County Ema and the people of Choctaw
County for their time and assistance with this survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.



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